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Academic Achievement Standards

  1. A minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of “C” (2.0) must be achieved to graduate with an associate degree or certificate.
  2. A student making Satisfactory Progress is defined as:
    a. Satisfactory/No Conditions - A student whose cumulative GPA satisfies the Academic Status Scale.
  3. A student making Unsatisfactory Progress is defined as:
    a. Academic Caution - A student whose cumulative (GPA) satisfies the Academic Status Scale but is below 2.0 and the credit hours attempted are less than 45.
    b. Academic Probation - A student who has attempted 13 or more credit hours and whose cumulative GPA is below the required GPA as indicated on the Academic Status Scale.
    c. Academic Suspension - A student who has been on probation for at least two academic semesters or who has not met the conditions of their Academic Improvement Plan.


Table for Determining Academic Status

Following is the table for determining your academic status at Delta College. To use the table: 1) locate on your grade report or academic transcript your cumulative grade point average and the total number of credits attempted; 2) find the corresponding credits attempted in the left-hand column of the table; and 3) read across the page to your right until you locate the column which includes your current cumulative grade point average. This column heading indicates whether you are making Satisfactory Progress or are on Academic Probation.



 0 - 12.9
1.50 - 4.0
0.00 - 1.49
 13.0 - 23.9
1.75 - 4.0
1.50 - 1.74
0.00 - 1.49
 24.0 - 44.9 2.00 - 4.0
1.75 - 1.99
0.00 - 1.74
 45.0 or more
2.00 - 4.0
  0.00 - 1.99


Procedures for Academic Caution, Probation, and Suspension


Following each semester, students are notified of their status by the Registrar. Caution students are required to discuss their academic status with a counselor or academic advisor and will be required to develop an Academic Improvement Plan (AIP)1 with a counselor.  An approved AIP must be on file before students will be allowed to register.


After each semester’s grades have been posted, students placed on probation will be notified of their status by the Registrar and will be required to develop an Academic Improvement Plan (AIP)1 with a counselor. An approved AIP must be on file before students will be allowed to register.


Students on Academic Probation for at least two semesters, who have not met the conditions of their AIP, will be notified of their status by the Registrar’s Office. They will be denied enrollment for two consecutive semesters and will also be dropped from classes in which they have already registered for upcoming semesters.

  1. Students placed on suspension who may have mitigating circumstances2 may appeal their suspension to the Registrar or his/her designee. If the appeal is successful an AIP will be required prior to registration
  2. Students who wish to enroll following two semesters on suspension will be required to meet with an assigned counselor and have a new AIP on file in the Registrar’s Office prior to registering.


An Academic Improvement Plan is an agreement that specifies actions to be taken by the student. It includes such things as:

  • Specific course selection that will provide for maximum success.

  • Number of credits to attempt that semester (based on data presented by student) and approved by their Counselor.

  • Assistance e.g. tutoring, selecting peer mentored classes, meeting with instructor.
  • Time management strategies.
  • Other services as appropriate including Disability Support Services, Counseling, Career Services, etc.


Mitigating circumstances are documented conditions beyond the reasonable control of the student that will have a long-term effect. Students considering an appeal must first consult with their Counselor.





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